Maurice Barrett

Bank: The National Bank

Place of work: Secretary's Department, London

Died: 19 August 1917


Maurice John Barrett was born on 13 January 1898, the son of Edmond Thomas Barrett, a policeman and (later) customs officer, and his wife Maria. He was educated at the College of St. Ignatius, London. In January 1915 he started working for The National Bank.


During the First World War Barrett left his job in the bank's London head office secretary's department to join the army, serving as a Rifleman in the London Regiment, posted to the Royal Irish Rifles. He was killed in action on the Western Front on 19 August 1917. He was 19 years old.


Maurice Barrett is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Royal Bank of Scotland London Cavendish Square branch

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Brendan Egan 9 November 2020

In memory of my Grand Uncle, Maurice John Barrett who was my grandmothers youngest brother. He died in the mud of Passchendaele and has no known grave.

He will not be forgotten by my family even though over 100 years have passed since his death.